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Border Collie

The Border Collie can be traced back to the 1700's where they were traditionally used by shepherds in Scotland and England. They were developed for their herding skills and quickly acquired an excellent reputation. The Border Collie has keen herding instincts and their power over sheep has proven to be an asset to shepherds.
Genetic Diseases that can be tested for:

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Collie Eye Anomaly / Choroidal Hyperplasia

Australia / NZ statistics:
40.8% of dogs tested were either carriers - keep checking this page for updates

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Multi Drug Sensitivity including Ivermectin

Australia / NZ statistics:
100% dogs tested were clear - keep checking this page for updates

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Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis

Australia / NZ statistics:
12.2% of dogs tested were either affected or carriers - keep checking for updates
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MERLE

Australia / NZ statistics:
No information is currently available - keep checking this page for updates
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Please be aware that other genetic diseases or developmental abnormalities may still be present. A genetic test does not replace the need for ongoing clinical assessment by a veterinarian. Disease penetrance and clinical assessment of affected animals can only be performed by a qualified veterinarian.

Disease Statistics provided by breed club health committies and member bodies